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    Hi
    Just a quick question, do we need sand-pegs for our tent?
    We are camping at Okaukuejo, Palmwag, St Nowhere / Mile 108, Brandberg White Lady, Aba-huab, Spitzkoppe, Alte Bruke, Rostock Ritz, Sesriem, Betta camp, Klein aus, Orange river bush camp and Ai Ais.
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    Short answer - YES!

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    St Nowhere / 108, beach camping!

    And take some good side and above protection with, side for the wind and above for the mist / rain!
    Last edited by 0000ms; 2016/03/10 at 08:35 PM.

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    Buy some big building nails with washers to use instead where the ground is very hard. Not sure about St Nowhere, but very difficult to get a peg in at mile 108
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    The wind can really blow up of the cold sea in late afternoon, early evening.

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    Hi
    Thank you all for the tips.
    We have a trailer with an ostrich wing awning, but no side walls. Will a windbreak shade cloth thingy with poles and ropes work well enough for protection?
    It's only for one night?
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    Firstly I would presume that your awning is on the left side of your vehicle and opens around to the back?
    Just park the vehicle with the wind hitting your vehicle on R- front side.
    Put three anchor points on the awning when you open it (one at each support), this will stop the wind from blowing the awning over your roof.
    Put the shadecloth fence up close to the front and R-side of your vehicle from which the wind is blowing.
    This will give you protection from the wind which would come through underneath the vehicle.
    You should be as comfortable as possible under the circumstances.
    I never go to bed with the awning still up, but I suppose that that is a matter of preferance.
    I also pack everything away before retiring for the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RassieCE View Post
    Hi
    Just a quick question, do we need sand-pegs for our tent?
    We are camping at Okaukuejo, Palmwag, St Nowhere / Mile 108, Brandberg White Lady, Aba-huab, Spitzkoppe, Alte Bruke, Rostock Ritz, Sesriem, Betta camp, Klein aus, Orange river bush camp and Ai Ais.
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    Why waste your time at Mile 108 if you are staying at st Nowhere?

    If you have to move on towards swakopmund rather consider Mile 14.
    Newly revamped ablutions and with 220v power also a nice bar/restaurant "windpomp 14"

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    Sandbags, I use bank cash bags and fill with sand (Henties, Bucks camping ground)

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    @janseekat - we need to stay somewhere between Palmwag and Brandberg. We wanted to stay at St Nowhere until we saw the price. So now we want to move on to Mile 108 but I hope it is not going to be full because of the SA school holiday...
    The sandbag is a great idea thanks, my husband also managed to make some of his own out of aluminium angle (idea stolen from somewhere on this site - thanks!)

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    Westcoast camping has changed a lot. Few people go to Mile 108 despite under new management. Few weeks ago they had no water,no petrol and fridges in the "shop" not working.Best option is St.Nowhere. Rustic but clean with hot water and campsites right on the beach.
    Closer to Swakop the old Mile 14 is being revamped by new management and has a very nice bar and restaurant.
    I wish the new operator of Miles 72 and 108 can go learn from them.
    Swakopmunder

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    Try Fishermans Inn I camped there for the December hols.Wind not a big problem there. Regrettably not close to the sea but a small drive of 3 km takes you there. Friendly people .Their rates affordable.

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    Thank you for the info, good to know that we have some options if 108 and St Nowhere does not work out for us.

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    If I read your very 1st post correctly you wanna travel from Palmwag to St Nowhere/mile 108 and then to Brandberg White Lady Lodge and then back to the coast via Spitzkoppe. It would be much shorter to go to Brandberg from Palmwag and then continue as planned unless there is a specific reason for your visit to St Nowhere.

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    @gertgrobler: we wanted a taste of the Skeleton Coast, not sure if it is going to be worth the trouble, but we don't want to go all the way there and then be sorry that we didn't.

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    St Nowhere is only worth it if you enjoy fishing and beach driving. Not much else to do
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    @Bennie: and the scenery along the way? Is the road close to the sea?

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    Rostock Ritz and some of the campsites at Ai Ais have very hard/rocky ground and will test your tent pegs.
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